The Texas Gigafactory is expected to be a key part of Tesla’s growth this year, especially in the second half of the year.
More than half a dozen new Tesla The Model Y electric vehicle has been spotted at the automaker’s Texas Gigafactory after the company previously said it plans to start production by the end of 2021. Images of the Model Y have surfaced in media. Social media looks like they’re brand new. factory and suggested that factory production had begun.
However, there is no confirmation that the cars were built inside the Texas Gigafactory, although most likely. Earlier reports revealed that the EV company is working to ramp up its massive foundry efforts at the Gigafactory to produce Model Y bodywork while some bodywork was also discovered at the end of December.
The Texas Gigafactory is expected to be a key part of Tesla’s growth this year, especially in the second half of the year, when the facility is expected to hit production capacity. The US-based electric vehicle maker has been preparing its second US facility for some time. The company’s CEO Elon Musk previously announced that the production facility would be inaugurated in an ‘opening party with factory tours’ likely to take place in ‘early 2022’.
In addition to the Model Y, the Texas Gigafactory will produce the Model 3 and Cybertruck. Although Cybertruck production has been delayed due to ongoing supply chain issues. Earlier it was also reported that Gigafactory will create about 20,000 jobs. “Giga Texas is a $10 billion investment over time, creating at least 20,000 direct jobs and 100,000 indirect jobs,” Musk said.
The facility will have overall assembly, painting, casting, stamping and body shop facilities. The current structure covers more than 1.9 million square feet, containing approximately 5.3 million square feet of operational space across several floors.
Date of first publication: January 23, 2022, 04:00 PM IST